Channel 19

Todd Dills

Dually v-chip

| November 20, 2008

A safety technology set to debut on the 2010 Ford Focus and being touted by the auto manufacturer as a way for parents to keep their teens within strict operational limits to enhance safety and fuel-efficiency is also being lauded for the control it offers fleet owners and managers over its drivers. So-called “MyKey technology,” Ford says, “will be available on several of the company’s popular fleet vehicles beginning next year.” Among its features are the capability to govern speed, “set speed warnings, encourage safety belt usage, and assure important safety systems remain engaged to help protect drivers and vehicle inventories.”br /br /The technology also offers fleet managers the opportunity to limit the radio “volume to 44 percent of total volume,” surely a damper on impromptu truckstop hoe-downs.div class=”blogger-post-footer”Channel 19 is the blog version of the column of the same name featured in Overdrive: The Voice of the American Trucker. Todd Dills (tdills@rrpub.com) is its author./div

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